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Tours
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Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 86499
Country: France

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Last Updated: July 3, 2018

WHO AM I?

Hello my name is Cathy, I`m a 60 years old French woman living in a beautiful big 19th century house in the heart of the Loire Valley, in the historical city of Tours.

I`ve got three children (27, 32, 34 years old, one is living in Tours and the others in Paris).

I`ve been doing homestay for more than 20 years, welcoming people from all over the world coming to learn French. We live in a house full of good energy and eclectic people, right in the city centre.

I am the President of the NGO "Slow Food" in Tours and also created an NGO called "WIT-Welcome in Tours" to develop tourism and the welcoming of foreigners in my hometown.


TYPE OF HELP NEEDED:

Gardening
Building
General Maintenance
Farmstay
Other
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Charity work
Help with Computers / internet

Today, I`m looking for 1 helper, preferably a handyman/woman, for assistance with indoor (house cleaning, ironing, minor renovation work like painting and fixing stuff) and outdoor work (maintaining the garden: raking leaves, cutting and trimming trees, mowing the lawn, taking care of the kitchen garden) but also to help me create a website for my homestay activity, take care of my social media presence (especially online ads and help me organise workshops (cooking classes, excursion with a group to a touristic place etc as I recently created an NGO "WIT-Welcome in Tours" to welcome foreigners in my city and would like to expand its activities).

All of this work we would do together.

The helper must be polite, neat, respectful of the privacy and personal space of others, punctual for work but above all open-minded as the house is shared with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Work is from Monday to Friday, 4 hours a day, with two days week-end off.
You need to stay minimum one month.


WHY CHOOSING TOURS?

Travellers will visit the "Garden State" of France where they`ll be able to enjoy the French lifestyle "la douceur de vivre à la française", meet other foreigners from everywhere but above all, enjoy and discover a rich culture.
Tours is unique and central city, near everything, with a lot of historical background.


LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, French and a little Spanish


ACCOMMODATION

In return of the work, I offer good organic food (breakfast and dinner, I am the President of the NGO "SLOWFOOD" in Tours) comfortable accommodation (private room), laundry service, free wifi, bikes to lend, but also help and advice.


WHAT ELSE?

The Loire Valley region is beautiful, you can explore its magnifient vineyards and castles around, do cycling, kayaking or boating on the Loire river, also Paris is only 1h away with TGV train.

You may also take French classes part-time (we have three wonderful language schools in Tours: "Institut de Touraine", "Clé" and "Tours Langues").

The house is located in the city centre, you can walk everywhere (there are also buses and a tram)!


Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

Catherine.

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